“PATRIOT MILITIAS” ATTACK ARMY IN MASSIVE GUN BATTLE
Concord, Massachusetts — Local armed groups, styling themselves as “patriot militias”, attacked Army special operations troops and local police near Concord, a suburb of Boston, this morning.
The militia had assembled in response to confused reports about the Army “massacring” people in nearby Lexington. In fact, Army and Marine units did fire into a group of civilians – some of whom may have been armed – as they passed through the town, early this morning. Numerous deaths have been reported.
About 90 Army troops had been stationed at the North Bridge, leading out of town, while nearly 200 more were sent to search the farm of James Barrett, a local militia organizer, rumored to have a stockpile of heavy military weapons, including artillery.
According to local resident Martha Moultin, the troops that remained in town did find some old cannons, that they promptly destroyed. The troops then set fire to some other equipment they had found, before throwing the town’s disaster-preparedness supplies in the municipal water retention pond. Shockingly, the troops also threw nearly a quarter-ton of lead into the pond.
The smoke from the burning equipment, according to a militiaman who declined to give his name, made the militia think that the Army was burning the town, prompting the militia, numbering about 500 men – from Concord, but also from nearby Acton, Bedford and Lincoln – to force their way across the bridge. The ensuing gun battle has killed at least seven soldiers, and the militia say that they have captured several more, a claim that we canmot currently confirm. The surviving troops retreated into Concord, while the militia ascended Punkatasset Hill.
The troops returning from the Barrett farm did not retrieve their dead at the bridge, but hurried into town to link up with the column, which then marched out of town, with the militia following at a distance. As the column pulled out of town, however, this reporter observed the end of the column fire back into the town, seemingly at random.
As this is posting, sounds of heavy rifle fire continue on the Concord-Lexington road, indicating heavy fighting…..
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